Overall, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet K+M Kidney + Mobility Support (Dry) is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.
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When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet K+M Kidney + Mobility Support (Dry) includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet K+M Kidney + Mobility Support (Dry)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet K+M Kidney + Mobility Support (Dry) also contains as top ingredients pea starch and potato starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains fish oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3111 cat foods in our database, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet K+M Kidney + Mobility Support (Dry) has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet K+M Kidney + Mobility Support (Dry) has approximately 382 calories per 100g (108 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from
the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on
February 15, 2021.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Deboned Chicken, Peas, Pea Starch, Potato Starch, Dried Egg Product, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Powdered Cellulose, Fish Oil (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, L-Threonine, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potatoes, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Pea Fiber, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Turmeric, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Natural Flavor, L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Vegetable Juice for color, Salt, Chondroitin Sulfate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Copper Sulfate, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary, Calcium Iodate.
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.
Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.